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FBI, lawyers hunt New Zealand pornographer

July 14th, 2020

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Peter Mitchell, AAP US Correspondent The FBI and lawyers for 22 women are continuing a global hunt for New Zealand pornographer Michael James Pratt and millions of dollars worth of alleged hidden assets. Pratt, accused of tricking women into performing in sex videos in southern California hotel rooms and posting them on popular porn websites, […]

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Rising Star: Sanford Heisler’s Russell Kornblith

July 10th, 2020

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Law360 (July 10, 2020, 4:13 PM EDT) — Sanford Heisler Sharp LLP’s Russell Kornblith represents a group of female attorneys who charge white shoe firm Jones Day with pay discrimination, forcing Big Law to reckon with its own gender inequality in the “black box” compensation model and earning him a spot among the five employment […]

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Federal Judge Likely To Give Final Approval In Dartmouth Settlement

July 9th, 2020

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By DANIELA ALLEE A federal judge says she is likely to give final approval to a proposed $14 million settlement in a class action sexual misconduct lawsuit against Dartmouth College. In a hearing Thursday, Judge Landya B. McCafferty said it was commendable that both parties were able to reach a settlement in a case that […]

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Enforcement, legality of mask mandates

July 7th, 2020

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Click here to watch the video by: Erica Francis NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – On July 3, Governor Bill Lee’s newest Executive Order granted mayors in 89 counties the authority to issue mask mandates. Six counties, including Davidson, have locally-operated health departments which have authority to issue mask requirements, if they feel it’s necessary. “I think […]

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Law360 Names Top Attorneys Under 40

July 5th, 2020

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Law360 (July 5, 2020, 9:02 PM EDT) — We’re pleased to announce Law360’s Rising Stars for 2020, our list of 176 attorneys under 40 whose legal accomplishments transcend their age. After carefully reviewing more than 1,300 submissions for the Rising Star distinction, our team of editors arrived at the list of Rising Stars hailing from […]

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2020’s Biggest Benefits Regulations: Midyear Report

July 2nd, 2020

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By Emily Brill Law360 (July 2, 2020, 6:26 PM EDT) — The U.S. Department of Labor’s employee benefits arm spent the month of June removing barriers to profit for asset managers, investment advisers and the private equity industry, while attempting to limit ethical investments in 401(k) and pension plans. Some experts see the Employee Benefit […]

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Labor of Law: NDAs Questioned | 401(k) & Private Equity | Fox News Correspondent Fired | Claims Revived Against Real Estate Company | Notable Moves & More

July 2nd, 2020

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By Mike Scarcella | July 02, 2020 at 12:00 PM Welcome to Labor of Law, our labor and employment dispatch on the big cases, issues and trends. On the clock: Questioning NDAs, and the US Labor Department is pressed to revise policy about private equity in 401(k). A Fox News correspondent is fired—scroll down for […]

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DC Circ. Says Cushman & Wakefield CEO Can’t Duck Bias Suit

June 30th, 2020

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By Braden Campbell Law360 (June 30, 2020, 1:22 PM EDT) — The D.C. Circuit on Tuesday revived a Black, female Cushman & Wakefield executive’s claims the firm’s U.S. business chief fired her because of her race and sex, saying he can’t hide behind a federal doctrine limiting suits against employees in places they don’t live. […]

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What to Do If an Employee Is Arrested During a Protest

June 26th, 2020

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By Lisa Nagele-Piazza, J.D. As protests continue around the country over racial injustice, employers may be unsure about what to do if workers are arrested. What if employees don’t show up for work? Can employers enforce or relax their attendance policies, support employees who participate in protests, or monitor off-duty conduct? Here’s what employment attorneys […]

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Oil workers urged to break into woman’s room on rig to assault her, $100M lawsuit says

June 24th, 2020

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Oil workers urged to break into woman’s room on rig to assault her, $100M lawsuit says By Chacour Koop A $100 million class-action lawsuit against the world’s largest oilfield services company describes rampant sexual harassment and discrimination of women. Texas-based Schlumberger is accused of fostering a “terrorizing environment” for women who work on oil rigs […]

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